People from the Mental Health Branch of the NSW health department will consult people with a lived experience of severe and enduring mental illness, who face barriers in living in the community.

Some people with this experience have stayed in mental health units for more than a year. Often they may have experience with other issues and conditions as well, such as drug and alcohol issues, or cognitive or intellectual disability.

When: Monday 29th August, 12:00-1:15PM

Where: Suite 501, 80 William St, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 2011

Why are they consulting people?

The Mental Health Branch are working to support people, who have stayed at mental health units for over a year, to live in the community. Please see the attached factsheet for more information about this Pathways to Community Living Initiative.

The consultation will help the Mental Health Branch to better understand what issues people with this kind of experience face to living in the community, and what would help.

What will the consultation ask people about?

  • What issues do people with severe and enduring mental illness face in living in the community?
  • What types and extent of support would help people with severe and enduring mental illness sustain community living?

The consultation will have up to 10 people, and each person will be paid $70 for their time. We will also provide morning tea and lunch.

Anyone interested in participating should contact the Policy Team at BEING by Friday 26th August, at 12 noon. 

Contact: Policy team at BEING: policy@being.org.au / (02) 9332 0200

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